Stroll Paris, view art

Forty artists will participate in the Downtown Paris Artwalk from 5-8 p.m. July 11. Green balloons will mark 25 venues, with free food and beverages offered at all locations, which will also provide maps. Call Varden's at (859) 987-4700.

Artifacts on display

Hopewell Museum's summer exhibit, Hope Well: A Local Museum Collects, tells stories found in the artifacts from the museum's permanent collection, plus some special items from the Kentucky Historical Society and North Middletown First Christian Church. Curator Estill C. Pennington will be on hand for gallery talks, refreshments will be available and admission is free on July 11.

Call (859) 987-7274.

Children's artwork at the library

The Paris-Bourbon County Library at 701 High Street in Paris will display art created by participants in the Children's Art Program on the first floor of the library from 5-8 p.m. Friday. Call (859) 987-4419 or visit

Other upcoming library events:

■ 2 p.m. July 10: Woody and the Kentucky Wiener.

2 p.m. July 15: The Tempest performed by the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival Performers. Geared toward young children with puppets and music.

■ 2 p.m. July 15: Shakespeare in Love performed by the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival Performers. Geared toward teens and adults.

Alzheimer's support

The Bourbon County Support Group holds meetings at 6 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month to help those who care for persons with Alzheimer's disease. The next meeting will be July 8 at the Joseph Allen Day Care Center located at the back of Bourbon Heights, 2000 South Main Street in Paris. Call group leader Glenda McKenzie at (859) 987-5750.

Free swim lessons at the Y

The Paris-Bourbon County YMCA, 917 Main Street in Paris, is offering free swim lessons this summer for children ages 4 and older. Dates are July 7-11 (excluding Wednesday evening) or July 15-18, at 6 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. each night.